Yoga Meditation for Monkey Minds

“Your mind is your instrument. Learn to be its master and not its slave.”
–   Some yoga wisdom from an unknown master (tell us if you know who it is)

I get a giggle from popular portrayals of yogic mediation as controlling the mind.  Maybe meditation is taught like this in some parts, but for me the word “controlling” implies far too much effort!   For me it is more like watching – much easier, and less in need of the human skill of “denial” to make it work.

We in the West do love to make things effort – effort is our language, being receptive is almost counter-intuitive.  Today I wish for nothing but to receive whatever comes.

Yoga Genie

Yoga Genie

Restaurant reviewers find it easier to travel incognito, and so do I. I travel a lot for work and use this as an excuse check out yoga classes, yoga courses and yoga colleges around my home country, Australia. In this yoga blog, I refer to yoga centres in Sydney. I am not actually a yoga teacher, just a passionate yoga student.

I have practised yoga in the US and have done yoga courses in India but have no bias towards any yoga style. Actually, maybe I am biased to a yoga style, or at least certain methods of education applied in yoga courses, but I’ll leave it to you to find out what that is. My mission? I just want people to think a little deeper about yoga.

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